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Charest and Douglas discuss shared concerns

Tue, 08/03/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Premier Charest and Governor Douglas review
Progress on Agreements and shared concerns
Burlington, August 3, 2004-Québec Premier Jean Charest and Vermont
Governor Jim Douglas met Tuesday at ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake
Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, to review progress made under the
Cooperation Agreement Between the Government of Québec and the
Government of the State of Vermont and discuss shared concerns including
security, environmental issues surrounding lakes Champlain and

GMP reports increase in earnings

Tue, 08/03/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER, Vt., Aug 3, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE: GMP) has announced consolidated earnings of $0.34 per share of common stock, diluted, for the second quarter of 2004, compared with $0.22 per share, diluted, for the same period in 2003. Earnings for the first six months of 2004 are $1.06 per share, diluted, compared with $1.01 per share, diluted, for the same period in 2003.

Regional public transportation district recommended

Tue, 08/03/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Proposal would change funding of public transportation in Vermont
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT -- A task force of the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO) has recommended a new Regional Public Transportation District for Chittenden County as part of a proposal that would change the way public transportation in Vermont is funded and governed.

$2 Million available for bicycle, pedestrian projects

Sun, 08/01/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Announces $2 Million Available for Bicycle and Pedestrian
Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Jim Douglas has announced the availability of
$2 million in funds for bicycle and pedestrian projects.
Governor Douglas said the $2 million is designated for design, acquisition
of right-of-way, and construction of bike and pedestrian projects around
Vermont. To qualify, projects must have a completed feasibility study or
an equivalent review.
"Encouraging new bicycle and pedestrian projects is part of our ongoing

AHS to launch major agency reorganization

Sun, 08/01/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Jim Douglas, Human Services Secretary Charles Smith, and consumer and peer advocates recently kicked-off one of the most significant reorganization of government services in more than two decades.
A year ago, the Agency of Human Services embarked on an intensive effort to transform the way it delivers services. After months of meetings, focus groups and surveys, a plan for reorganization was presented to the legislature and approved in the waning days of the session.

CCTA ridership increase fastest in 20 years

Sun, 08/01/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

CCTA Announces Fiscal Year 2004 Ridership Increase of 8.5%

Streamlining of Routes and New Ridership Initiatives Attributed to Ridership Increase
Burlington, Vermont: The Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) has announced that Fiscal Year 2004 bus boardings are up 8.5% from the previous year, recording almost 1.8 million rides for the year. This is the highest ridership increase that CCTA has seen in more than two decades, continuing the upward trend that started two years ago. Some key ridership highlights from FY04:
" University Mall/Airport is up 10.6%;

Washington Electric members approve landfill gas generation project

Sun, 08/01/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

By an overwhelming margin, the member/ratepayers of Washington Electric Cooperative have given their approval to the construction of a generating facility at the states largest landfill in Coventry. The project, which will be a very significant, long-term source of stable and affordably priced power for the Co-ops members, received a certificate of public good from the Vermont Public Service board. The board then immediately called for a special membership meeting and vote, as such projects also need member approval according to Vermont law.

GMP Announces Quarterly Dividend

Sat, 07/31/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Directors of Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE:GMP) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the utility's common stock, payable September 30, 2004 to holders of record at the close of business on September 15, 2004. The indicated annual dividend rate is $0.88. Green Mountain Power Corporation is a Vermont-based energy services company serving 89,000 electric customers.

Loan approval completes financing for North End

Sat, 07/31/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The final piece of financing for the long-awaited North Street revitalization project in Burlington's Old North End has been approved by the State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) board of directors. A $304,531 SIB loan to the City of Burlington completes a state, federal, and local financing package for the $6.6 million revitalization project, and project construction has begun. The North End revitalization project has been in the active planning stages since 1998.